#95: Becky – Participate in a GoodReads challenge (100 books)

This is part of our 100 Things in 2015 challenge. Here’s the full list.

I put no thought or planning into this challenge, other than to purposely make more time each day for reading.  Yet I still ended up with exactly 100 books!  (I thought I would have more, but the three I’m currently reading are pretty heavy, so are taking me longer than I expected.)

I mostly read whatever seems interesting and/or available at the time.  I’d say a good third of this list is in audiobook format. The chapter books I read aloud to the kids are also included. I pick up many of my books from thrift shops and the “new section” at the library. I’ve noticed a trend, however, I was really drawn to autobiographies and memoirs this year, especially if the author was writing about some type of Quest.


Here’s the list of everything I read this year. I linked up the ones I rated 5 stars, but I reviewed every single one of these on GoodReads.

  1. PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives, by Frank Warren
  2. As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride, by Cary Elwes
  3. I Suck at Girls, by Justin Halpern
  4. Revival, by Stephen King
  5. Messenger, by Lois Lowry
  6. Big Girl Panties, by Stephanie Evanovich
  7. The Emigrants, by Wilhelm Moberg
  8. Son, by Lois Lowry
  9. The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan
  10. Tender to the Bone, by Ruth Reichl
  11. Danny the Champion of the World, by Roald Dahl
  12. The Romantic Movement, by Alain de Botton
  13. Ramona Quimby Age 8, by Beverly Cleary
  14. Living Oprah, by Robyn Okrant
  15. Delicious, by Ruth Reichl
  16. Girl Walks into a Bar, by Rachel Dratch
  17. All Joy and No Fun, by Jennifer Senior
  18. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo
  19. Unto a Good Land, by Vilhelm Moberg
  20. Because of Winn-Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo
  21. Save the Date: The Occasional Mortifications of a Serial Wedding Guest, by Jen Doll
  22. The Stray, by Dick King-Smith
  23. The Settlers, by Vilhelm Moberg
  24. Portland: A Food Biography, by Heather Arndt Anderson
  25. Rise of the Horde, by Devan Sagliani
  26. Ramona Forever, by Beverly Cleary
  27. Whitethorn Woods, by Maeve Binchy
  28. A Thousand Mornings, Mary Oliver
  29. A Gift Upon the Shore, by M. K. Wren
  30. Better Than Before, by Gretchen Rubin
  31. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E.L. Konigsburg
  32. The Last Letter Home, by Vilhelm Moberg
  33. Chestnut Street, by Maeve Binchy
  34. Herbie Jones, by Suzy Kline
  35. Educating Alice, by Alice Steinbach
  36. Death by Pad Thai and Other Unforgettable Meals, by Douglas Bauer
  37. Life From Scratch, by Sasha Martin
  38. Fried Eggs with Chopsticks, by Polly Evans
  39. Stone Mattress, by Margaret Atwood
  40. The Princess Bride, by William Goldman
  41. The Sweet Life in Paris, by David Lebovitz
  42. You Had Me at Woof: How Dogs Taught me the Secrets of Happiness, by Julie Klam
  43. Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. by Rob Delaney
  44. The Geography of Bliss, by Eric Weiner
  45. Cleaving, by Julie Powell
  46. Bitter is the New Black, by Jen Lancaster
  47. Run Away Amish Girl, by Emma Gingerich
  48. Glitter & Glue, by Kelly Corrigan
  49. The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry, by Kathleen Flinn
  50. A Week in the Woods, by Andrew Clements
  51. The Whipping Boy, by Sid Fleischman
  52. Leaving the World, by Douglas Kennedy
  53. The Girl with All the Gifts, by M. R. Carey
  54. Wigfield: The Can-Do Town That Just May Not, by Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello
  55. Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress, by Susan Jane Gilman
  56. I Remember Nothing: and Other Reflections, by Nora Ephron
  57. The Heavy: A Mother, A Daughter, A Diet — A Memoir, by Dara-Lynn Weiss
  58. The Magician’s Nephew, by C. S. Lewis
  59. Parenting Your Adopted Older Child, by Brenda McCreight
  60. Hawaii The Big Island Revealed, by Andrew Doughty
  61. What I was Doing While You Were Breeding, by Kristin Newman
  62. The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2009, edited by Lucy McCauley
  63. Coming Clean, by Kimberly Rae Miller
  64. In the Unlikely Event, by Judy Blume
  65. Unabrow, by Una Lamarche
  66. Ramona’s World, by Beverly Cleary
  67. Wildfire!, by Elizabeth Starr Hill
  68. Food, A Love Story, by Jim Gaffigan
  69. How to Build a Girl, by Caitlin Moran
  70. Pretty in Plaid, by Jen Lancaster
  71. Lonely Planet an Innocent Abroad, by Don George
  72. Flight Behavior, by Barbara Kingsolver
  73. Stargone John, by Ellen Kindt McKenzie
  74. I Regret Nothing: A Memoir, by Jen Lancaster
  75. Stone Fox, by John Reynolds Gardiner
  76. Skinnybones, by Barbara Park
  77. Finding Audrey, by Sophie Kinsella
  78. Portlandia: A Guide for Visitors, by Fred Armisen & Carrie Brownstein
  79. You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), by Felicia Day
  80. If You Were Here, by Jen Lancaster
  81. The Tao of Martha, by Jen Lancaster
  82. Furiously Happy, by Jenny Lawson
  83. Modern Romance, by Aziz Ansari
  84. Why Not Me?, by Mindy Kaling
  85. I Don’t Have a Happy Place, by Kim Korson
  86. Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good, by Kathleen Flinn
  87. How to Eat Fried Worms, by Thomas Rockwell
  88. Mess: One Man’s Struggle to Clean Up His House and His Act, by Barry Yourgrau
  89. The Half-a-Moon Inn, by Paul Fleischman
  90. The Know-it-All: One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World, by A.J. Jacobs
  91. Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter
  92. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, by Elizabeth Gilbert
  93. My Fair Lazy, by Jen Lancaster
  94. I Don’t Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star, by Judy Greer
  95. The Apocalypse Renegades, by Peter Meredith
  96. My Heart is an Idiot, by Davy Rothbart
  97. The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, by Issa Rae
  98. The Apocalypse Exile, by Peter Meredith
  99. Tiny Beautiful Things, by Cheryl Strayed
  100. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, by Rhoda Janzen

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